Hitotsusage tabacco pouch with a netsuke. Unlike the tabako-ire, there is no kiseru case.
Netsuke of kagamibuta type, made of two parts: a silver plate with peonies decoration and an ivory bowl.
Leather snuffbox (pouch) with menuki (metallic decoration) of a silver dragon. On the pouch, painted decoration of a Hôô phoenix surrounded by flowers. The phoenix and the dragon represent the imperial couple.
Japan – Edo period (1603-1863), 19th century
Netsuke: height 0.9 in. (2.4 cm) – diameter 2 in. (5 cm)
Snuffbox: height 0.8 in. (2 cm) – length 5.5 in. (14 cm) – depth 3.8 in. (9.8 cm)
Total length: 9.4 in. (23.8 cm)